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CBS
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the derecho. >> we went down to local starbucks and filled up all the electronics with electricity to get homework done. >> how cold is it? did you get your homework done? >> reporter: she heard the moment it all went dark. >> boom and then again boom. >> reporter: at the height of the storm a tree came crashing down taking a pole 12 spans of wires and 20 of the cross arms it's pretty heavy about 45 pounds and now the crew is busy trying to replace every single one of them. >> the restoration here pretty much typifies some of the more labor intensative-type of work that needs to be done. >> reporter: whe agnes tries to keep some food on ice she and her neighbors know it could have been worse. all they have to do is look back several months ago. >> we -- like everybody. what can we do? >> we actually thought we could lose as many as a million customers. as it towns out we lost about 200,000. well really dodged a bullet with this one. >> reporter: dominion virginia power has set the deadline for thursday night so they have yet one more day to get everyone back online. a lot of these crew me
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
into our newsroom. but despite all this debris, local news reports say only one trauma case. the sheriff's office says there are concerns about a possible tanker leak. maybe liquid calcium out on the roads, but that's not considered hazardous. we are following this developing story. we'll have updates if they are warranted. anita. >> some passengers consider this a critical safety issue, but the transit agency is complying with the americans with disability act. andrea mccarren is live outside the metro station in alexandria to pick up the story from there. andrea. >> anita, here's the deal. if you are visually impaired, there's a good chance you rely on those bumpy tiles, but not every station has them. >> you know, we have 24 people here who are blind. >> tony stevens and his colleagues at the national industries for the blind work right next to the metro stop. but the station does not have the bumpy tiles that indicate the end of a platform. >> anybody that has ever dealt with a crowded platform on the train is not just being a person who is blind. anybody, you feel it on your fee
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
never mind not drinking the water. at one local lake they're telling you you shouldn't even touch it, details up next. >>> sky 9 was over lake mead in rockville where park users are being warned to avoid contact with the water and keep their pet as way from it, too. that's because of an outbreak of toxic blue green algae. natural resources experts now say a similar outbreak considered in 2009. they say there's a similar problem nearby at lake frank, but it's not nearly as serious. >>> the latest results of the d.c. water waist tests are out and the winner is d.c. tap water according to the d.c. water and sewer authority. about 800 people were asked to taste samples of tap and bottled water and more than half the participants ranked tap water as tasting better. others said they didn't really takes a difference between the two samples -- taste a difference between the two samples. >>> plans for a new bike and pedestrian trail in northeast d.c. were unveiled today. mayor vincent gray showing off the design for the new kenilworth aquatic gardens trail. it's part of a bigger 60 walk mile
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to be the uncle of one of the brides suffered a heart attack and died at a local hospital. in a statement sunday, the share tan hotel said, we continue to cooperate with authorities. our sincerest condolences go out to the family for their loss. police haven't said what caused the fire, they believe alcohol played a role. >> the sharitan couldn't do much. >> reporter: following the scuffle, three people were taken into custody. authorities are reviewing the tape to see if more arrests need to be made. for cbs this morning, terrell brown, new york. >>> 15-year-old max was celebrating his birthday when he captured the video of that fight and his mom says this is one birthday he'll never forget. lesli. >> no doubt about that. with just one month until election day, mitt romney is hoping his view on foreign policy will connect with those undecided voters out there. the republican presidential candidate told voters at the virginia military institute he will strengthen america's defense as commander in chief. and that president obama has failed to lead on the world stage, especially in the middle e
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
line here is that not one of the agencies involved in this local or state will say anything specific about the level of supervision in this group home. state officials say there are, in fact, no hard and fast rules about what type of supervision for what type of clients. it is simply a judgment call between local health officials and the service provider at group homes like this one. neighbors don't like it. they feel unsafe. reporting live in clarkbsurg, scott broom, 9 news now. >> a complex issue, scott. thank you. >>> a deadly accident today at a parking garage under construction at a miami community college. one worker was killed, two others trapped in debris. one of them was rescued and searchers are still trying to get to the other. this is at miami-dade college and one eyewitness says the garage fell like a house of cards. there were no students in the area at the time. investigators are now trying to sort out the cause of the collapse. >>> five firefighters believed to be injured in a terrible fire in the los angeles area are going to be fine. flames came shooting from the ro
CBS
Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> thank you so much. >>> one local community says they are just tired of seeing people wearing baggy pants. we're going to tell you how residents plan to put a stop to it. top. >> the good news, the pollen was washed out. bad news, it left wind to deal with. at one point, we had wind gusts over 28 miles per hour, now gusting to 21 downtown. 17 leesburg. 18 miles per hour in hagerstown. we'll tell you how cool we're going to get and if you need your umbrella before the week is over. >>> up next, a traffic accident leaves three elephants out wandering around on a mississippi highway. and don't forget, we're always on at wusa9.com. stay with us, we'll be back. >>> caught on tape, three elephants out for a stroll on a mississippi highway. this is video shot by west hancocks fire and rescue. these elephants aren't homeless, they have jobs. a trailer from the coal brothers circus ran off the road. the trailer had four elephants, one stayed put, the other decided, i'm making a run for the border. a record came along, put the trailer back on the road and tracked down those elephants before they c
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to another local battleground, loudoun county. in manassas andrea mccarren, 9 news now. >>> prince george's county executive rushern baker and local business leaders gathered today at the site of the proposed casino at national harbor. they're urging support for question 7 which would expand gambling in maryland. the event was part of the kickoff of maryland's early voting period that begins tomorrow. opponents of the referendum say there's no guarantee funds generated by gambling would end up going toward education. because of the impending hurricane, the governor's office says it may have to change the early voting schedule. to get a list of early voting sites in maryland and the district, log onto our website, www.wusa9.com. >>> we've got breaking news. senate majority leader harry reid has been rushed to the hospital in an ambulance after what appears to have been a rear end crash on an interstate through las vegas. no word yet on his condition, but this accident happened this afternoon on i-15. police say six vehicles were involved in the apparent chain reaction crash including two v
CBS
Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
identified as 27-year-old angela. she is being evaluated at a local hospital and will soon be discharged? >>> new information on the search for a serial groper. five others took place back in september. a woman tells police she was walking with a stroller in the area of south mill avenue and gibson street when a guy grabbed her buttocks. if you have information, you should call fairfax county police right away. leslie? >> zena pleaded with her husband not to kill her shooting her and two other women in wisconsin this week. every time you hear these stories, it gets you right in the gut. >> you know what, the experts say women still need to go get these res straining orders if they can. they still help a lot of times. in this case, a judge ordered rat cliff to turn in his guns and abusers don't always listen. two-days later he was able to guy another gun. there you are with the big question. what else can we do to stop these guys in. >> for this woman here, here she is, gorgeous -- i don't even know her name. >> for 20 years -- >> here is the beginning stages of her suffering from domesti
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
mile-per-hour wind gust critical now through 2 p.m., critical now through 5 p.m., localized 5 inches. there's another band of rain that's hammering the delmarva now. it will cross the bay and move into the immediate metro area. look at the heavy rain back to the west through winchester and hagerstown, a lot of heavy rain through the i-81 corridor, 3 to 4 inches already recorded. heavy rain also out 66 westbound. we'll talk about the rainfall potential and put this into motion and you can see we're sort of at bull's eye now of anywhere from 5 to 6 inches of rain with the heaviest amounts from the district north through our northern suburbs into south central p.a. and across into philadelphia. this is quite a storm. it's going to be one for the record books. maybe it will be one of the storms of this century. got live press conference now with governor o'malley. >> the bad news is that the storm is becoming stronger in her center with 90-mile an hour winds. the good news is that she's moving faster. where we plan fall i think the current estimates are between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and the
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
more on one local group's mission up next on hero central. >>> tonight in hero central helping those hoping to become americans do just that. u.s. citizenship and immigration services says 3,000 people become new citizens every day in this country and jc hayward introduces us to a local organization that's helping them apply and then pass the test. >> i feel so nice. >> reporter: maria gomez became a u.s. citizen just two months ago. the 51-year-old left her home country of el salvador during its civil war in 1990. before earning her citizenship gomez lived and worked in the united states as a permanent resident. >> i want to vote. when a vote, i have a voice. >> reporter: d.c. resident maria nunez also passed the citizenship exam. she owns a restaurant in columbia height where she has lived 22 -- heights where she has lived 22 years. >> when i come into this country, i say one day i'll be a citizen. this is the best country in the world. >> reporter: both women were prepared for the citizenship examination thanks to latino resource and justice center. the nonprestos supports stud
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be locking for more supporters right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> and by the way, ohio voters have accurately picked the winning presidential candidate in the last 12 elections. derek. >>> coming up, sky dive aboarded. find out why an extreme athlete cancels that effort and he does it at the last second. >>> we are tracking another cold front. we'll tell you what that means for your morning commute and the nats game tomorrow afternoon. >>> and i'm scott broom live in montgomery county. investigating the tragic death of a mentally ill man after he was hit by police pepper spray and why neighbors are asking questions about the group home where he lived. >>> that man who died after being pepper sprayed by police in montgomery county yesterday, turns out he was a mentally
CBS
Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to their location. >>> local organizations took part in the second annual national food day, got to like that. the capital area food bang used the event to declare its healthy food initiative. the food bank is asking for donations of more nutritious foods. more than 680,000 area residents are facing hunger. 200,000 are children. >> our healthy food initiative sets nutrition standards for our organization in hopes that we can bring healthy nutritious food that can be transformed into nourishing meals for our community. >> in the same vein students at galludet university celebrated the day with a national food and culture fair. there were displays and facings tastings set up -- tastings set up across campus. >>> today firefighters distributed coats in cooperation with operation warm. about 3,000 children and their families will benefit from the program and this is the sixth year the department sponsored the event. >>> don't feed the wild turkeys. a battle is brewing between people who want the birds around and those that don't. >> hurricane sandy pounding jamaica now. we'll come back and show y
CBS
Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in all the plans of the local utilities. they were hauling out generators with forklifts today and believe me, there were plenty of people lined up both online and in person to put down as much as 800, $1,200 a piece as insurance against yet another round of utility failures. >> this impending storm's got me pretty nervous and i decided to invest in a generator, been out of power a few different times. i've lost food, had to empty out my refrigerator and just not going to do that this time around. >> reporter: and he is now lighter about $800 in his wallet. the other big sellers today, flashlights and batteries. also in the region the other big utility bge just issued a statement saying that its customers should be prepared for "hundreds of thousands of potential outages if this storm turns in our direction." workers there have also been put on stand-by. at 6:00 you'll hear it directly from pepco, my interview with officials here, and also we'll talk about other preparedness measures around your house, hint, hint, gutters and drains. that will be when i come back at 6:00. for
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
? >> what else? they blow them up. there it is. the fbi and local officers responded to an east vallejo neighborhood after reports a man had been making and exploding small bombs at a home there. the man surrendered and bomb disposal teams gathered and detonated the explosives found in the home. that's what it produced. neighbors say the man is a squatter who increasingly became more dangerous. >> not even his house and he's got explosives in it. >>> fans are sure hoping for some fireworks tonight down at nationals park. >> dave owens is down there where the anticipation is building. dave. >> reporter: hey, what's up, ladies? the anticipation is building and the players are out on the field right now. there they are. they're getting ready to go, game five. you've heard all the cliches. there is no tomorrow. backs are against the wall. how many more times can we say it? county nats knock one out of the park tonight -- can the nats knock one out of the park tonight? we will see coming up. >> reporter: the space shuttle endeavour takes its final mission through the streets of los angeles
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, but it will be a long time before she's forgotten. here's the latest. the federal government most local governments and public schools all say they'll open regular time tomorrow. as o2:00 p.m., metro is ba out there on the roads and the rails on the sunday schedule. normal service gets back in tomorrow morning. and the early voting in maryland and d.c. will also resume tomorrow with some additional hours being scheduled to make up for the time we lost to sandy. >>> most people who live along the delaware coast followed evacuation orders. >> and while the beaches did storm damage the biggest problems there are all the downed trees, the flooded roads and of course the power outages. >> our kristin fisher shows us what it was like when high tide hit this morning in lowes, delaware. >> reporter: this is high tide at the beach. we're about ten miles northwest from rehoboth beach and we tame here because this is the community we've been worried about through hurricane sandy. i'm very happy to tell you that this high tide is as bad as it's going to get for folks here. now you can see the water is rolling
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
who would pick up the tab. some combination of d.c., maryland, and virginia? a local company stepped in to cover the cost. the blog, greater great washington did investigating about where those fans take metro after the game. so this is a map made by matt johnson. one of the blog's contributors. the larger circles represent the busiest stations after a game. he sites metro as saying the ten busiest stations after a game are gallery place, vienna, pentagon city, shady grove, springfield, u street, dupont circle, columbia heights, and crystal city. >>> the consolation prize one airline is offering if the presidential election doesn't quite go your way. >>> i'm armando trull in rockville where a new technology has been deployed to help victims of domestic violence. that story is coming up. >>> but first, mothers milk can be a staple of life right after a baby is born. should milk be a permanent part of kid's diets? one argument as to why not? it's controversial and it's next. weeks of this campaign... and more ads. you, in your living room or... what i'd say. losing nearly eight hundred
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
about the importance of doing a national background check before hiring anyone. >> a local church learned the hard way when it discovered 10 days ago it had a registered child sex offender on the staff. andrea mccarren uncovered this story. she's here to tell us more about it. >> matthews memorial baptist church is a beautiful historic church in southeast washington. it has a congregation of 1,900 its leadership tried to do everything right when it screened a new employee. >> we were shocked. i mean we're still in shock. >> reporter: that shock and sense of betrayal is over 33- year-old gary mabry of baltimore, a talented charismatic pipe organist hired by this church six months ago. no one suspected he was a registered child sex offender. >> it's heartwrenching to see him for who he is in this picture. how could we miss that? >> reporter: the church did a criminal background check before hiring mabriy, but it didn't turn up this 1999 conviction in d.c. for which he pleaded guilty to child sex abuse. in 2001 he pleaded guilty again to child sex abuse this, time in maryland. reco
CBS
Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. and take a look at the local high school students drawing attention for their acts. >>> awe, there it is, the big yellow bus, a whole new year of the cool schools. if you own a smart phone, you already know that it is the way of the future, whether or not you want the news, weather, direction, googles, the game. there is an app for that. students here at spring brook high, they are not good at just using the app, but they are building them. >> reporter: whether it is gravity ninja. >> you can collect the keys. unlock the doors. it's a puzzle game that requires some actions to go to it. >> reporter: or even macro. >> so this is basically a mix between chess and checkers. >> teach me how to play it. >> reporter: the teams at spring brook high in silver springs already know how to build the apps for smart phones. and this is not just an exercise in class to learn about the big programming language. >> it has been out since april. >> oh no. >> yes. >> and it has about 600 trial downloads and it has 30 paid downloads. >> reporter: some of the students here in his class are already making mone
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